Robert BRODRICK
1922 - 2015
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BRODRICK, Dr. Robert James
With profound sadness, we say farewell to a wonderful husband, a loving father and grandfather, an inspired physician, a distinguished athlete, published author and inveterate traveller. Bob is mourned by his wife Claire Veilleux Brodrick, her daughters Annie-Claude Banville (Jean-François Chénier) and Brigitte Banville (Christopher Palin), and his children with the late Eleanor Brodrick, Lynne (Sandy Cochrane), Jo (Terry Poile), Robbie (Helen Reece) and Mark (Marsha Adams). He is predeceased by his daughter Laurie. His memory will be cherished by his grandchildren: Christopher, Stephen, Robin, Cameron, Daniel, Mathilde, Sandrine, Guillaume, Charles and Thomas who together brought him so much pleasure. Along with those who knew and loved Dr. Bob, they will miss his endless optimism and smile, his curiosity and intelligence, his genuine interest in others, his music and his values. Bob attended Loyola High School and went on to Loyola College where he received numerous awards including the Governor General's Medal and being inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame. He then studied medicine at McGill University, graduating in 1947. His career as a devoted physician spanned almost 50 years at Canadair, the Queen Elizabeth Hospital, and as a Lecturer in the Department of Medicine and Clinical Medicine at McGill University. He received an Honorary Doctorate from Concordia University. Distinguished academician and doctor, he combined medicine with his love of sports. While studying medicine, he captained the McGill Redmen to the Canadian Intercollegiate Hockey Championship in 1945-46 before going on to play for the Montreal Royals and the Streatham Hockey Club of London England. He became the Medical Director for the Montreal Expos (1969-1994) and later held the position of President of the Major League Baseball Physician's Association. The family wishes to thank his long time physician Dr. Tim Meagher and the compassionate and devoted staff at the Mount Sinai Palliative Care Unit. As a tribute to two of Bob's passions in life, education and medicine, donations in his name may be made to Loyola High School Foundation, 7272 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, QC, H4B1R2, or Queen Elizabeth Health Complex Foundation, 2100 Marlowe Avenue, Suite 102, Montreal, QC, H4A 3L5. Visitation is Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and Friday, February 27, 2015 from 9:30 to 10:30 at the Collins Clarke MacGillivray White Funeral Home (5610 Sherbrooke St. West). The Funeral Service is Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at the St. Richard's Parish, 7070 Guelph, Côte St-Luc.




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Published in Monteal Gazette from Feb. 25 to Feb. 26, 2015.
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February 19, 2019
Remembering all of the Broderick family on this sad anniversary. Special love to Lynne, Jo, Helen, Mark and their children. His son Robbie is often in my thoughts and prayers.
Kathleen Tansey
Friend
March 5, 2015
To Claire and Family, Please accept my sympathy. Dr. Brodrick was my employer and friend, but most of all an incredible mentor. Dr. Brodrick taught me so much and I am grateful. I will remember him with the greatest fondness.
Ferne Briggs
March 4, 2015
To the Wonderful Brodrick Family
From the first day I met Bob, we connected;that connection lasted for over 40 years.The unforgettable times I spent with he and Eleanor;Jo,Lynn,Laurie,Rob and Mark, in the days when I first came to Montreal, were a source of joy to me. My friendship with Bob grew,as he worked closely with me throughout his Medical Career with the Montreal Expos.His devotion to his medical calling,his family,his friends, was wonderfully shown in all he did.Later, when I married,I had the honor of introducing Bob and Eleanor to my wife,Maria. We cherish the quality hours we spent with them.Then, my children, Cynthia and Frank,also became part of Eleanor and Bob's lives.Bob was a special human being;and the wonderful memories of all the great times we had in each-other's company,will never fade.All of us who knew and loved Bob, know all of his great attributes.His life and medical professionalism;his love of music and learning,his great sense of character and humor, were all gifts Bob brought to our World.But to me, Bob's greatest gift,was that of his friendship.I will remember him forever,and forget him never.With much love affection,and admiration,from your loving Friend,Jim Fanning,my wife Maria,my children Cynthia and Frank. In our hearts forever...
Jim and Maria Fanning
March 4, 2015
Dear Claire and family i wish to express my condolences to all of you at this time of loss. Mary Edmonds
February 28, 2015
Lynne, Robbie, Jo and Mark.....We just learned about your Dad and send our love and sympathy....many happy memories. Sorry we did not hear sooner. Sending hugs your way. Love, Garth, Maureen Elliott and family from Kanata, Ont.
Maureen Elliott Ryan
February 27, 2015
Lynne, Jo, Robbie and Mark, my heartfelt condolences on your loss. Dr Bob was one of those rare larger than life men who make a profound difference in life. I have many fond memories of your Dad and we are poorer for his passing.
Tim McNaughton
February 27, 2015
My heartfelt condolences to the Broderick family for the loss of their Dad, grandfather and husband. Memories of good times on Conference Hill in Knowlton are fondly held.
Tim Stafford
February 27, 2015
Please accept my deepest sympathies.
Nancy Gamble
February 27, 2015
Doctor Brodrick was my doctor from 1958 until his retirement. His competence, his humanity, his kindness, his sense of humour were an immense source of support and encouragement for me as they were for many other sisters of the Congregation of Notre Dame over the years. My deepest sympathy to the family.
Patricia Simpson
February 27, 2015
Dear Claire and Family,
We were very saddened to hear of the passing of Dr. B. He was not only my employer, hospital and Expos coworker, he was also a great friend. Burnell and I were privileged to have known him and we would have been with you all today but Burnell has just had bypass surgery a week ago so our travel is still limited. Our condolences go out to each every one of you along with our heartfelt sympathies and know that you will all be in our thoughts prayers.
Jocelyn and Burnell Cox
February 27, 2015
My condolences to the Brodrick family,
Dr Brodrick was our family doctor for many years. He was a kind and caring human being. Rest in peace.
L. Fogarty
February 27, 2015
Good memories of Bob as a man and physician. His name stood tall in the Cyr Family. He was a great man and his memory will always be cherished. May he rest in peace. Love to all the Brodrick family.
Paul Cyr
February 26, 2015
To all of the Brodrick family:
Our sincere condolences on the loss of your dear husband, father, grandfather and stepfather.

Our parents, John and Julia Tansey, and the very lovely Eleanor and the handsome Bob Brodrick were friends in NDG/Mtl West many years ago. We knew and loved all of the family: Laurie, Lynne, Jo, Robbie and Mark and their lovely families. We have never met you, Claire or your daughters but our thoughts and our prayers are with you and all the family at this very sad time. Special love to Rob, Helen, Robin, Lynne and Mark and to all of Dr. Brodrick's dear grandchildren.

He was a very good and much respected and loved man.

Kathleen Tansey-Macdonald and all of the Tansey Family.
Kathleen Tansey-Macdonald
February 26, 2015
Mes sincres condolances Claire, Dr Bob il va rester dans nos mmoire toujours.
Ramona Mincic
February 26, 2015
My sincere condolences Claire and the whole Brodrick clan....may Bob rest in peace.
David Flanagan
February 26, 2015
Dr. Bob Brodrick
Earl Zukerman
February 26, 2015
Deepest sympathies to the family. I knew the good Doctor when we overlapped during our days around the Expos ... and he treated me for sunstroke my first spring training in West Palm Beach
Bob Elliott
February 26, 2015
Claire and family,
We are sad to hear of Dr.B'spassing. We have known him for many years and I worked with him at the Hospital and at the Expos, it was always a pleasure. We had many good times.
Our condolences to all, please know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers.
Pat Titterton and Eric Borgford
Pat Titterton
February 26, 2015
i have so many fond memories of Dr. Bob - in Montreal West when we were all young; his days as our doctor; his kindness to our family and in later life seeing him at alumni gatherings in Knowlton. He was always so friendly and kind. My prayers are with you.
Honora Shaughnessy
February 26, 2015
Rob, Helen, Robin & family,

As an Irish baseball fan I never connected the dots between your father and you. I knew of him as the Expos physician and I know you from the Irish community.

I am terribly sorry for your loss. May the friends and family who surround you at this sad time comfort you and remind you of the many fond memories you shared with your father/grandfather.
Ken Quinn
February 26, 2015
Dear Rob, Jo Ann, Lynne and Mark

I want to express my deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your dad.
You are all in my thoughts at this difficult time.
SUZANNE PAGNUELO-WALKER
February 26, 2015
My sincere condolences to the Brodrick Family for the loss of a wonderful doctor, sportsman, community member and loving family member. I have many wonderful memories of my interactions with Dr. Bob that I will always cherish. We will all miss him but his memory will live on. Thank you for all you have done to making the world a better place RIP
Harry Zarins
February 26, 2015
On behalf of the whole Loyola family, I would like to express my most heartfelt condolences on the death of this beloved Loyola High School alumnus. Robert (Bob') was a real Man for Others and a role model for all who knew him. We will always fondly remember his involvement with the school and his genuine commitment to education, one of the great passions in his life.

May Bob now see God face-to-face and hear the Lord call him, with love and affection, by his name, written on the palm of God's hand.

Fr. Michael Murray, S.J.
President,
Loyola High School
February 26, 2015
Dear Lynn, Jo, Robbie and Mark - so sorry to her about you Dad and sending you all a virtual hug because I won't be able to attend in person. Loved your Dad on and off the tennis court and hope he is swinging a racquet in the sky's and looking down on all of you! Rithie sends his deepest sympathies too! Big huge hug - xoxoxo Susan McKinnon Bell
February 26, 2015
Dear Lynne, Jo, Robbie and Mark,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your father. Although quite some time has passed since I last spoke to Dr.B I thought about him often, so obviously he left a long lasting positive impression with me. What a great life for such a wonderful diverse human being and will be greatly missed to all that knew him. Our sincerest thoughts go out to all of.

Gord + Debbie Kenwood
Gord + Debbie Kenwood
February 26, 2015
Dr. Bob was hero of mine. He looked after my Dad during his last days. I made rounds with him at St-Mary's Hospital and shared his love of sports. I treated him for a painful shoulder bursitis as an orthopaedic surgeon. Good memories of a fine man and physician.
Jim, Dr. Sullivan
February 26, 2015
Lynne. my thoughts are with you and Sandy at this time. What a wonderful man he was and will be truly missed by all. lots of love Fran.
Fran Porteous
February 26, 2015
Lynne,my thoughts are with you and Sandy. What a great man he was and will always be missed. Love Fran Porteous.
February 26, 2015
Dear Claire and Family,
It is with great sadness that we learn of Bob's passing. My mentor has passed.
Please accept our sincere sympathies. So sorry we will not be able to visit as we Florida.
Much love to all,

Gene,Evelyn,Carolyne,Julie and Marc Cyr
Eugene Cyr
February 26, 2015
I have so many fond memorie of Dr. Bob, from my youth in Montreal West to McGill alumni meetings in Knowlton. He was a wonderful man. My thoughts and orayers are with you.
Honora Shaughnessy
February 26, 2015
Robin, sincerest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your grandfather. May you be comforted by cherished memories of him and know that my thoughts are with you.
Elena Patulli
February 26, 2015
Bob Brodrick when he played defence for the McGill Redmen
Dr. Bob Brodrick was a great one. On behalf of McGill Athletics & Recreation, we offer our condolences to the family. We have posted the following obit on our website:


MONTREAL McGill Athletics & Recreation regretfully announces the passing of Dr. Bob Brodrick, who captained the McGill Redmen hockey team to the Queen's Cup in 1946 as champions of the Senior Intercollegoiate Hockey League. Brodrick, who died on Feb. 22 was 92.

A pioneer in sports medicine, he served as team physician for the Montreal Expos baseball club from 1969 to 1994 and was president of the Major League Baseball Physicians' Association. He was a charter inductee to the Loyola (now Concordia) Sports Hall of Fame in 1967 and was part of the 1946 Redmen hockey team that was inducted to the McGill Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

Born Robert James Brodrick in Montreal on Sept. 1, 1922, he was educated at Loyola College, where he earned a bachelor of arts (1943), followed by a medical degree from McGill Unversity in 1947. During his college days, he was an all-star football and hockey player at Loyola. He skated for the Montreal Royals and led them to a Dominion (national) championship in 1939-40. The inaugural winner of the Loyola Sportsmanship Trophy in 1942, Brodrick went on to play the next four seasons on the blueline at McGill where he won a Scarlet Key Award for leadership. After graduating from McGill, he played for Lachine Rapides and concluded his hockey career as a playing coach with Streatham in the English National League (1949-50).

Brodrick served the medical profession for almost five decades. Following his graduation from medical school he completed his internship training in hospitals in Montreal and London, England. He specialized in internal medicine with speciality training in radiology. He operated a private practice in Westmount and was on the medical staff at Canadair and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Montreal. He also held an academic appointment as lecturer in the department of medicine and clinical medicine at McGill . His memberships in medical societies numbered nearly a dozen.

Brodrick, who once authored a book, "Ice Hockey", received an honorary doctorate of laws, honoris causa, from Concordia in 1987 and was recognized by Canadian Interuniversity Sport in 2002 with the Lester B. Pearson Award, presented to a former Canadian varsity athlete who has made significant accomplishments within the community and country and for their university. Since 1997-98, the Brodrick Trophy has been awarded annually to the Quebec university women's hockey champions in the RSEQ conference.

He holds the distinction of being only one of two students ever to receive the "Representative Loyola Boy" medal in high school and the "Governor General's" medal upon graduating. His leadership qualities were amply displayed in his role as class president during all four years at Loyola. He was also president of the student council, valedictorian of his graduating class, president of the Loyola College Athletic Association, served two terms as president of the Loyola Alumni Association and was a member of the school's board of governors.

Brodrick is mourned by his wife Claire Veilleux Brodrick, her daughters Annie-Claude Banville (Jean-Franois Chnier) and Brigitte Banville (Christopher Palin), and his children with the late Eleanor Brodrick, Lynne (Sandy Cochrane), Jo (Terry Poile), Robbie (Helen Reece) and Mark (Marsha Adams). He is predeceased by his daughter Laurie.

Donations in his name may be made to Loyola High School Foundation, 7272 Sherbrooke St. W., Montreal, Que, H4B 1R2, or Queen Elizabeth Health Complex Foundation, 2100 Marlowe Avenue, Suite 102, Montreal, Que., H4A 3L5.
Earl Zukerman
February 26, 2015
Dear Lynne and family,
our deepest sympathy at the loss of your very much cherished Dad. Find solace in the many good memories he has left you with. The Mastropasqua family
February 26, 2015
Dr Bob joins Albert in heaven where they are no doubt sharing a joke and smiling down on us. With fondness remembered and a life well lived. RIP. Peter Nixon & Family
Peter Nixon
February 25, 2015
A life to be celebrated!

My sincere condolences to the family from a former admiring colleague who will never forget his influence on my career before I left for Texas in 1983.

Pat Pingitore MD
Pasquale Pingitore
February 25, 2015
To Bob, Helen and Robin
Sincere sympathy, such a loss.
Sean McCormick and Siobhan McCormick
February 25, 2015
Our sincere sympathy to all the Brodrick clan especially Bob, Helen and Robin. Doc was such a renaissance man, so charming, played a mean piano and it was just such a delight to be in his company.
Much love and sympathy
Maureen,John & Justin
February 25, 2015
Dear Lynne, Jo, Robbie and Mark:
Our sympathies go out to all of you in the loss of your dad. We have many great memories of times we spent with your family both in Knowlton and Montreal West. He will certainly be missed.
Janet and Buck Campbell
February 25, 2015
On behalf of the Staples family from Knowlton, our deepest sympathies to the Brodrick clan. We hold many fond memories of summers past when Dr. and Mrs. B would drop into the store on their way out for the weekend. May the love of friends and family sustain you through this most difficult time. God bless.
Sandy & John McDoanugh
February 25, 2015
Dear Claire
I am saddened to hear about Dr Bob and I will call my Aunt Violet who will be really saddened to hear the news about her good friend of so many years Please take care of yourself and be strong. Love Margaret Ann
February 25, 2015
I am so sad to learn of Bob's passing. He was a dedicated practitioner who cared so much about the health of others. In my case, that meant everyone connected with the Expos.
Thank you again, Bob. You were great! And sympathies to all in the family. Charles Bronfman
February 25, 2015
Our condolences to Claire and the family at this sad time.
robert Banville
February 25, 2015
Rob, Helen and Robin, my heart goes out to you. Please know you will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Linda Pefanis
February 25, 2015
Dear Rob, Helen , Robin and family.
Our deepest sympathies to you and the family for the loss of your father, father-in-law and grand father. God Bless. Bob, Elaine, Victoria and Adam.
Bob Reece
February 25, 2015
Dear Helen, Rob and Robin + family. Please accept my deepest sympathies in the loss of your beloved father and father-in-law. Heaven has another angel to look over you! Remember he will always be your hearts!
Giovanna Vitullo
February 25, 2015
My deepest sympathies to Claire and the Brodrick family. Dr.Bob and Claire shared a love like no other that I have seen before. I was lucky enough to have spent some time with them. His legacy will not be forgotten, he will live in our hearts & minds always. xoxox
Laura Skrupskas
February 25, 2015
Dear Joanne,
I am sending heartfelt sympathies, on the loss of your Dad, to you, Lynne, Robbie & Mark. I have so many fond memories of spending time with your Family on Brock Ave. & Knowlton. I am also remembering your Mom & Laurie in my thoughts & prayers. Blessings on you all through this great loss.
"Ar dheis D go raibh a anam dlis".
Your "old" friend,
Colleen O'Brien
Colleen O'Brien
February 25, 2015
We wish to express our deepest sympathy to Claire, Annie-Claude, Brigitte and the Brodrick family. We are lucky to have shared some time with Bob and we will keep fond memories of Bob. His was very generous in sharing his life stories with us and we will remember him as a spiritual, kind, funny, smart and joyful person. Know that, although we are unable to be with you during this difficult time, we are thinking of you and share your grief. May God bless you all.
Louis Lorraine and family Veilleux
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